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Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi)

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Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi)

I am planning a trip to Peru and thanks to the great advice from this forum I will be heading to Urubamba upon my arrival in order to acclimate to the altitude. My first night falls on June 23 and I plan to go to Cusco on the 24th for the Inti Raymi Festival.

Is it quite possible to be staying in Urubamba as a home base to visit Cusco and the surroundings? Is taxi the best form of transportation from Urubamba to Cusco? Approx. how much time and cost for a taxi.


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1. Re: Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi)

Using Urubamba as yr base is a great idea.

You will have better climate ad sunnier days.Most of the sites one visits are in the Sacred Valey anyway.

Cusco is 1 hr away by taxi that could cost you about $30. By bus it will take you longer due to their many stops to pick up people on the road, bt it only costs $1. Another way to go is by colectivo, basically a shared taxi.

Check this thread : tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g294321-d498…

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